Essential Fluffy Ragdoll Cat Information How This Breed Came About

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Small Breed Cardiomyopathy Ragdoll

Is The Ragdoll Cat Good For You?

  • 1 Ragdolls cats are some of the most enthusiastic eaters but they're also so well-mannered you might not know it at first.
  • 2 Ragdoll cats adapt easily to new environs and they are laid back enough to be comfortable with kids.


The Ragdoll was first developed by an American breeder in the 60s named Ann Baker. She bred a white, long haired Angora cat with Siamese markings and her Burmese/Birman mix, resulting in a quite large, quite fluffy breed. In 1993, the Ragdoll breed was recognized by the CFA.

Quick Facts

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    Medium, Large

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    11 - 13 years

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    Hair Length


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    Litter Size

    3 - 4 kittens

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    Male Weight

    15 - 20 pounds

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    Female Weight

    10 - 15 pounds


A relaxed, happy, smart, affectionate breed, the Ragdoll is so named for the way they droop their large body around when they they lay on the side of your couch or in your arms. A quiet, mild mannered breed, this cat is just as happy playing games as they are laying in a ray of sunlight for hours. While they are capable of being trained, they are going to be happier just following you around and sleeping on your belly. They are well known for their unmatched fascination with food, being some of the most adventurous eaters of all domestic cats. .


The Ragdoll can be found in either solid point, mitted, or bicolor pattern, and can come in a wide variety of acceptable colors.

Health Concerns

Though this breed is not usually prone to health problems, they may be affected by:


The Ragdoll, now ranked sixth in overall popularity, owes much of that to their silky soft fur and their large size, making it hard for them to slink around unnoticed. They have piercing blue eyes, large bodies, and a sweet expression permanently plastered on their face. Their ears, muzzle, and head shape are all fairly typical for a cat, looking similar to the domestic shorthair or Maine Coon. All in all, these cats look essentially like a large version of your standard house cat.

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